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50-Year Special: Relive the Six Day War

Watch the videos. Experience the history. Understand the facts.

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June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War (June 5-10, 1967) between Israel and the surrounding Arab countries.  The war altered Israel, the Middle East and Jewish history, and some of its results remain unfinished.

Starting on May 17, experience the dramatic events of 1967 with a series of 2-3 minute videos will give viewers a “You Are There” look at the events of 50 years ago based on archival footage and academic research.  There will be one video a week for three weeks, and then one-a-day beginning on June 4.  Viewers will experience the events of May and June 1967 as they unfolded, learning about the key players, their motives and the maneuvers that led to the war and its outcome.  

The videos will be released on 5/17, 5/24, 5/30, and 6/4-6/12.

View the webpage,  promo video, and sign-up here: www.sixdaywarproject.org.  We ask that you share each email with your lists.  We also ask you to post them on social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter).  Each email will include sample text for those posts. 

A great timeline of the events of the Six Day war was recently published by Martin Raffel and Gil Troy, http://www.hadassahmagazine.org/2017/05/02/six-transformative-days-primer/

JPost Article: http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Invitation-to-relive-the-Six-Day-War-490115 

The videos are being produced by Jerusalem U and the Jerusalem Post.  The project is a partnership between Jerusalem U, Jerusalem Post, Israel Action Network/Jewish Federations of North America and Jewish Council for Public Affairs, and the Center for Israel Education (CIE).  The CIE’s Prof. Kenneth W. Stein is supervising the historical content of the project.

 

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